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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: Bill Foundation (The Bill Memorial Foundation) was created after the founders, Jo and Peter Forman lost their beloved golden lab Bill to cancer. They have to date saved over 2000 dogs from being destroyed and placed them in loving homes. All donations go directly to rescuing and caring for the dogs.

Results: On average, Bill Foundation places a dog into a permanent loving home every other day. We have rescued, cared for and placed thousands of dogs. Once we rescue a dog, we are committed to that dog's welfare for life.

Target demographics: pet orphans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 135 dogs and hundreds of families in their search for a rescued animal

Geographic areas served: Southern California

Programs: rescue and care of animals at risk of euthanasia and their placement into permanent safe homes as companion animals to loving families.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Donor

Rating: 1

I've followed Bill Foundation for close to 4 years now and for the past 2 years, things have just not been the same. There used to be great stories of dog rescues and how our donations are going towards helping the dogs. There were updates on how our donations are being used and updates on the dogs that we all feel personally invested in because we all donated. Now, there's nothing of that going on. Just short posts of "new addition to the pack" and nothing on how we're all helping these dogs. I feel like the standards of Bill Foundation have fallen off the chart. There's on more accountability and neither do I feel like my donations are actually going towards the dogs. For all I know, the people behind BF are pocketing these donations. I've stopped donating about a year ago because of this. And now I've finally stopped "liking" and "following" this page because they seem to be making false accusations in regards to other reputable rescues. On top of that, they've resorted to petty moves such as blocking people from commenting on their Facebook page and replying back with nasty comments. I'm not sure who's running the show here at Bill Foundation but it's leaving me with a really bad taste in my mouth and I'm truly disappointed in how far the integrity of this rescue has fallen. I have no time for an organization that air their dirty laundry like that so publicly and let their pettiness dictate how they treat their donors. I hope that someday BF will get their act together and remember once again that it's all about the dogs and not the drama.

2

Donor

Rating: 1

I used to respect this rescue but it has become like many others, not only have they begun airing thier dirty laundry online but they are also bending over and spreading their cheeks out to show you just what a holes they are. I have respeat for this kind of behavior , especially one that once was great but now is a mere shell of what it once was.

DeMarie R.

Donor

Rating: 5

This non-profit is run by dedicated loving people that give their all to the organization. They rescue animals that have been abandoned or have been marked for euthanasia. I have followed this organization for a long time and I have been inspired by the love and care they show to each and every animal in their care. The service they provide to the community is an invaluable asset.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

There are many different dog rescue organizations, but my experience with Bill foundation is above and beyond exceptional. Not only did they match me with a wonderful dog, but I have observed them first hand and seen how extremely dedicated to their cause, moving forward with great care to rescue extremely wonderful animals and match them with caring homes. The people involved have always been caring, friendly, and serious about their mission. The level of attention they give to all areas of their mission is inspiring. I have been to many of their events, and the passion and dedication is clear -- they keep the focus where it belongs, which is their mission to place dogs into loving homes. (I also must add that the foster homes that they provide prior to placing the dogs are exceptional and very impressive)

3

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been the proud owners of "Gordon"since October, 2009. Gordon is an adult male that was certainly bound for death at the Los Angeles Shelter he was rescued from. Thanks to the volunteers of Bill Foundation, we were able to adopt a very balanced, well-trained dog, and he has been a wonderful addition to our family. Thank you Bill Foundation, for going out to shelters and picking up "unwantables a.k.a. adult dogs" as so many people just want puppies. Gordon is an amazingly sweet and fun dog, it would be tragic to see other dogs like him put to sleep in shelters.

Review from Guidestar